|Archaeologist for the last 30 years. Norh American generalist and Hopwell culture/Red Ocher culture specifically. Lithics Expert and Ground Stone tools.|
John J. Shea
|Questions about Old World prehistoric archaeology (mainly Europe, Near East, and Africa during the Paleolithic period/Pleistocene Epoch). IMPORTANT: I do not give advice about colleges. I do not appraise the value of artifacts or fossils.|
They look like cannonballs to me; but, historical military equipment is not an area of my expertise. Best take them to a historical museum or antique dealer for more information about age. There are a
Hi Megan, If you would send me a photo of the ball along with a ruler next to it and its weight, I can tell you what it is. Also if there are any markings on the ball (at this size probably none).
Hi Larry, You are fundamentally right. How can we interpret these things with any kind of certainty. Well, there are several factors that allow us to make good educated guesses. First of all, if
This is one of those "nobody knows" questions. Nobody knows what prehistoric humans believed. We can speculate all we want, but it is impossible to scientifically test any arguments about these beliefs
Hi Dan, You are right, in that just food production alone did not cause Egypt to rise to it former glory. But it sure did help. Large scale agriculture allows for more people and the development of